Croatian Zvonimir Boban, UEFA’s football chief, said on Saturday that the idea of organizing the World Cup every two years, and not every four, proposed by FIFA’s development director, French Arsene Wenger, “it just can’t be done” for seasonal calendar reasons and for symbolic reasons.
“You cannot not admire Wenger for what he has given to football. But it seems absurd to me that he does not understand that it simply cannot be done. The World Cup cannot be organized every two years for a thousand reasons “said Boban in an interview published this Saturday by the Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”. “It is a problem of international calendars and waiting for a tournament that has its sacred aspect,” he added.
Boban too regretted the fact that Wenger recently criticized the penalty awarded to England in the Euro semi-final against Denmark, by ensuring, according to the media, that in his opinion “there was no maximum penalty.” “The fact that Wenger, in his capacity as FIFA manager, has commented on a penalty from a UEFA European Championship is not elegant and impossible to understand,” he said.
He also referred to the football Super League and was convinced that UEFA will win the legal battle against the clubs that have not officially resigned, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus Turin. “There is a legal battle and we are going to win it. The football question has already been won by football against those who want it to become a business, erasing 160 years of history. Just because someone did not do the accounts of his club well we have to ruin football? “, He said.